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C-EENRG researchers and colleagues propose a new approach to modelling sustainability transitions

C-EENRG researchers and colleagues propose a new approach to modelling sustainability transitions

This article proposes a fundamental methodological shift in the modelling of policy interventions for sustainability transitions in order to account for complexity (e.g. self-reinforcing mechanisms, such as technology lock-ins, arising from multi-agent interactions) and agent heterogeneity (e.g. differences in consumer and investment behaviour arising from income stratification).

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Florian Unbehaun (MPhil Real Estate Finance) wins IPF Dissertation Prize

Florian Unbehaun (MPhil Real Estate Finance) wins IPF Dissertation Prize

Recent MPhil Real Estate Finance graduate Florian Unbehaun has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Dissertation Prize by the IPF Educational Strategy Group.

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New book on the Governance of the Countryside published by Ian Hodge

New book on the Governance of the Countryside published by Ian Hodge

Conflicts over the conservation of biodiversity, changing patterns in land use, pollution, climate change, public access and increasing demands for food and energy security require policies to reconcile interests and promote society’s objectives for the countryside.

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The Paris climate agreement: an initial examination

The Paris climate agreement: an initial examination

Nearly 200 countries participated in negotiations in Paris over two weeks, striking the new climate agreement to commit all nations to cut emissions.

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Areas of Britain most affected by ‘bedroom tax’ are hardest to downsize in, research finds

Research commissioned by government following housing benefit reforms finds increase in tenants self-selecting to downsize, but the areas hardest hit by reform are those least equipped with appropriate housing stock. Researchers found households increasingly cutting back on essentials such as food and heating to make up benefits shortfall.

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A Snapshot of COP21 Paris Climate Agreement

A Snapshot of COP21 Paris Climate Agreement

Nearly 200 countries participated in negotiations in Paris over two weeks, striking the new climate agreement to commit all nations to cut emissions.

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Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition

Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition

A team of six final year undergraduates went to New York to take part in the Cornell Real Estate Case Competition in early November and described it as, "a fantastic learning opportunity".

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UIBS M&A Challenge won by Cambridge MPhil in Real Estate Finance Students representing the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

A team comprised of MPhil Real Estate Finance students, Ben Dalton, Ivan Pedretti and Julian Hilbert, along with two other students, Leonie Hondeborg from Judge Business School and Victor Nourrissat from Warwick Business School, won on the final round of the UIBS M&A Challenge, an international case study competition hosted by the finance societies of London School of Economics (LSE), University College London (UCL) and Imperial College. The final round and an exclusive networking session was held at Imperial College of London on Saturday 14th November 2015.

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‘Traditional authority’ linked to rates of deforestation in Africa

New analysis reveals a strong correlation between precolonial institutions in Africa and current levels of deforestation. Researchers suggest that many of these structures still operate at a local level, controlling and exploiting natural resources under the radar of the state, and that such legacies of governance pose a major challenge for implementing conservation policies.

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New study by Land Economy researchers: for private equity funds, connections are more important than performance

New study by Land Economy researchers: for private equity funds, connections are more important than performance

A new study by Dr Franz Fuerst of the Department of Land Economy and Sebastian Krautz, a Departmental visiting scholar, shows that connections and company size are more important for successful fundraising in the private equity real estate sector and performance track records.

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